Events Calendar

 

 

May
12
Sat
Shabbat Morning Torah Study
May 12 @ 8:30 am – 9:45 am
Come occasionally or come every week. These eclectic and lively discussions about the week’s Torah portion consider the text through traditional and modern commentaries, as well as through the lenses of history, ethics, sociology and psychology. Insightful and frequently provocative, Torah study at Beth Israel will prompt you to engage with the text in new ways. Young and old, scholars and beginners are all welcome. Bagels and coffee provided.
Beth Israel’s Annual Spring Fundraiser, Camp Eemah!
May 12 @ 6:00 pm

We are excited for our Annual Fundraiser, Camp Eemah. We will celebrate one very special honoree, Helene “Eemah” Schlafman, for 50 years of visionary leadership at Beth Israel! The event will feature great food and an impressive silent auction, and the program will showcase a special tribute to Helene. Sam “The Cooking Guy” Zien will be our emcee for the evening. Following the program, enjoy a dessert reception and an afterparty with a DJ and dancing. Dress in camp casual attire and come prepared for a fun-filled evening!

May
15
Tue
Statewide Ballot Measures: Nonpartisan Voter Information Session
May 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
On June 5th, 2018, California is holding a Statewide Direct Primary Election. If you have ever turned on the TV within a couple of weeks of an election, you’ve probably seen all of the commercials for propositions that will be on the ballot.
WEDDING DOLL WITH SPECIAL GUEST: DIRECTOR NITZAN GILADY
May 15 @ 7:00 pm

Hagit, a young woman with a mild mental deficiency, works in a toilet-paper factory and lives with her mother, Sarah, a divorcée who gave up her life for her daughter. When Hagit embarks on her first romantic relationship, she keeps it a secret from her overbearing mom. Israeli director Nitzan Gilady sparkles in his feature debut, a richly detailed family drama for which Asi Levi’s performance as Sarah earned her the Best Actress prize at the 2015 Jerusalem Film Festival.

May
16
Wed
Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Earne
May 16 @ 12:00 pm

Bring your own dairy lunch and discuss the week’s parasha with Rabbi Earne.

May
17
Thu
Bird Sing A Pretty Song
May 17 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Don’t miss the west coast premiere of a riveting amalgam of dance, music, and film that follows two dancers as they fight for connection in a digital age of surveillance. The three live musicians act as observers, building lush soundscapes that influence the dancers’ movements and accompanying projections of film. The performance seamlessly blends art forms into a cohesive, visceral experience offering a glimpse into a world of solitude, beauty and chaos.
Created during fellowships at LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture in New York City and Chutzpah! Festival in Vancouver. The piece is brought to life on stage by dancers Rebecca Margolick and Chuck Wilt, guitarist/media/composer Maxx Berkowitz, guitarist/composer Jake Klar, and percussionist Bruno Esrubilsky, with film by Derrick Belcham.
May
19
Sat
Shabbat Morning Torah Study
May 19 @ 8:30 am – 9:45 am
Come occasionally or come every week. These eclectic and lively discussions about the week’s Torah portion consider the text through traditional and modern commentaries, as well as through the lenses of history, ethics, sociology and psychology. Insightful and frequently provocative, Torah study at Beth Israel will prompt you to engage with the text in new ways. Young and old, scholars and beginners are all welcome. Bagels and coffee provided.